Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." Also my very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued, my other books here.
7:15 Wash Post: Vincent Gray, mayor of Washignton, D.C., just called on the Natiional Park Service to clean out the long-running McPherson Sq. camp–citing the alleged "rat infestation," hypothermia threats, danger of fire, among other things. He wants campers restricted to Freedom Plaza. He can only request not order an eviction.
7:00 FAIR on Occupy-related abuse of journalists.
5:55 In case you’re hopeful, wondering or worried: Why Ron Paul won’t run as 3rd party candidate.
3:40 Ruling today: Bradley Manning to face full court-martial charges. Which leaks deserve greater punishment: Bradley Manning’s or the 4 Marines who urinated on dead Taliban in Afghanistan?
3:05 Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: Is this land really made for you and me?
1:55 Today’s song pick for OWS, the original music video for Arcade Fire’s "Rebellion/Lies." Every time you close your eyes–lies! Especially in this election year. And yet the NYT public editor today asks readers if reporters should, you know, call out untruths.
1:05 I noted earlier (see video below) arrests for mic-checking mayor in San Diego, but it turns out they now face felony charges.
12:30 From the valuable Carne Ross: How the mainstream will appropriate Occupy and thus "eviscerate" it.
12:15 The latest daily dispatch from pal and OWS-tourist, Bob Plain, now in Tucson, this time an occu-morality tale. "As is the case with so many Occupations across America, there is a division within Occupy Tucson. But the split here has less to do with the reform the versus revolution debate or inter-movement class disparity as it does with a renegade activist who misappropriated funds from the group and is refusing to return a laptop loaned to him."